Landslide at KM52.4 on Karak Expressway – affected route still closed to public, no casualties reported


A major landslide has occurred at KM52.4 on the Karak Expressway at approximately 6.30 pm on November 11. The latest round of updates by various news sources indicate that all motorists have been evacuated from the affected area with zero casualties or injuries reported. Police had earlier confirmed to The Star that only a lorry and three passenger vehicles were caught in the landslide and suffered slight damage.

Both directions along the affected stretch of the highway have since been closed to the public and will remain so until further notice. The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) confirmed at 7.10 am this morning (Nov 12) that the stretch from Genting Sempah to the Bentong toll plaza remain closed despite the completion of clean-up works – efforts to make it accessible again commenced at around 8 pm yesterday.

The landslide is said to have affected a 500-metre stretch of the highway, Channel News Asia reports. The LLM has advised all motorists to postpone their travel plans should it be possible to do so. For those caught on the highway and are required to push on, the body has issued a guideline on alternative routes.


Motorists from the East Coast headed to Kuala Lumpur (KL) are advised to exit the Karak toll plaza and continue on towards the Pelangai-Bahau-Seremban-KL route or utilise the Bentong-Karak-Pelangai-Bahau-Seremban-KL route. For those who have missed the exit and are approaching the Bentong toll plaza, make a U-turn before the plaza and follow on from the Karak-Pelangai-Bahau-Seremban-KL route.

For those who are beginning their journey from KL onwards to the East Coast, they are advised to make a U-turn at the Lentang R&R and head towards KL before heading towards the Seremban-Bahau-Pelangai-Karak route which would see them on the East Coast Expressway (LPT1).

Onwards from the completion of clean-up works, the Works Ministry will be dispatching a forensics team to the site to assess the situation, according to a separate report by The Star. “Users of the highway are advised to refer to JKR’s Control Centre and the mainstream media for accurate information on the situation and not depend on what is said on social media,” said its minister, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

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  • Pinky on Nov 12, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for the info guys.. PT team using Internet Explorer?

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    • Universiti Tahi Malaysia (UiTM) on Nov 12, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      This what happens when you have town planners, highway builders and engineers who have not qualified for University but somehow passed exams despite failing exams.

      When you get half past six fellows like this planning highways and have no clue about retaining walls and even maintaining cliffs and retaining wals, retention walls, this what happens.

      Malaysia has too many landslides. Don’t talk about highways, even so many condos built on slopes because DBKL take money to approve such buildings (duit kopi)

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